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Knight Theater

Join us for the Fall Tosco Music Party at Knight Theater! Come experience what makes Tosco Music Parties so unique, with more than a dozen local, regional, and national acts sharing a wide variety of music genres. Plus, singalongs throughout the night!

View the show program (PDF).

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September 10th TMP performers include:

Carrie Marshall

Javier Sanchez


Klezmer Local 42

Pat "Mother Blues" Cohen

The Young Fables

Yes The Raven

Eric Vloeimans & Will Holshouser

Cane Mill Road

Jason Jet

Shana Blake

Courtney Lynn & Quinn

Ashes & Arrows

Ella Loretta

Bakalao Stars

You can view highlights from our past TMPs over on our YouTube channel.


  • The music parties are an indie-music institution in Charlotte, so popular they often fill a 1,200-seat hall, with a roster of performers that has included everyone from American Idol contestants to The Avett Brothers.

  • What started 20 years ago as a jam session in John Tosco’s living room has bloomed into one of the region’s most unique regional events – and a coveted gig for unsigned artists.

  • A Tosco Music Party is a theatre in the round of sorts for acoustic musicians. It's a medium that breaks down artificial barriers between entertainers and audience.

  • Maybe you’ve never heard the new folk trio out of Chapel Hill or the dulcimer player from Appalachia. Maybe you’ll marvel over a double-necked guitar solo or a 13-year-old classical pianist. Whatever you’re seeking, this incredible, quarterly variety show will make you grateful to have John Tosco curating your musical adventure.

  • Think of Tosco Music Party as the musical equivalent of walking into Ben & Jerry's and saying: 'I'd like a spoonful of everything, please.'

  • Lisa Rab

    Charlotte Magazine 2013

  • Wall Street Journal


  • Creative Loafing

    Charlotte, NC

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    Best Place To Discover New Music

  • Creative Loafing

    Charlotte, NC